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(Title) The Supplement begins at item 348

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Literature
1. Sir Max Beerbohm's Library, from his villa in Rapallo, was dispersed in a celebrated auction-sale:
(1) H.S. Krans' "William Butler Yeats & the Irish literacy revival," New York, 1904. Sm. 8vo, orig. red cloth, uncut, some holes in spine. Signature "Max Beerbohm" on fly-leaf, in ink. Sir Max has (with pen & ink) very comically altered the frontispiece portrait of Yeats, & has written underneath "Yours cordially, Butler." £40

(2) Victor E. Albright "The Shaksperian Stage." New York, Columbia Univ. Pr., 1909. 8vo, boards, cloth spine, corners rubbed, fine within. An important & interesting text, many reproductions. On the back end-paper is an unpublished pencil caricature drawing of a man standing, in profile, facing left, protuberant lower lip, rather heavy eye-lids, 5 1/4 inches high, by Max Beerbohm. £15

(3) E. Rose "Gordon Craig & the theatre, a record & an interpretation" S. Low (n.d.). 8vo, orig. cl., numerous reproductions. In pencil on front fly-leaf " Max Beerbohm, Rapallo." £4.

(4) L. Irving "Henry Irving, the actor & his world." Faber (1951). Thick 8vo, orig. buckram, numerous reproductions, 734 pp. On end-leaf are three lines in pencil by Max Beerbohm. £3.

2. Lord Berners. "First Childhood" (1934), 
&, its sequel "A Distant Prospect," (1945) autobiography until the author left Eton: 1st editions, orig. cloth, spine of the first faded. 2 for £1 

3. Lord Berners. "The Camel." Constable, 1936. 
1st edn., orig. cl., d/w, illus. by author. A camel comes to an Engish country vicarage. Name on fly-leaf. £1

4. Bejeman (J.) New bats in old belfries, poems. 
Murray, 1945. FIRST EDITION, with orig. d/w., & a Christmas Card, signed by author, loosely inserted. £5

5. Betjeman (J.) A few late chrysanthemums. 
Murray, 1955 (not 1st)., good copy with d/w. SIGNED BY AUTHOR & with a Christmas card from him (not to me!) inserted. (This was the 1954 "book of the year.")  30s

6. Catullus with the Pervigilium Veneris, ed. by S. G. Owen, illus. by Weguelin. Lawrence & Bullen 1893. Large 8vo, orig. parchment boards ,t.e.g., uncut, lower outer edge rubbed, otherwise fine copy. Text in Latin, followed by 60 pp. of English notes. One of 1,000 numbered copies. £2

7. Chez James, the wisdom & foolishness of James... by R. H. Heaton & D. Swann. 1932. Sm. 4to, orig. "coloured landscape" boards, cloth spine. Printed on multi-coloured papers. Includes recipes for food & drinks. £2

8. Compleat Angler by I. Walton ...introduction by J. R. Lowell. New York, THe Heritage Press (1948). 4to, boards, green cloth spine gilt. Illustrations by D. W. Gorsline (full-page & in the text). £5

9. Defoe. The life...R. Crusoe, edited by K. Campbell. Etchells & Macdonald 1929. 4to, orig. blue buckram, blue morocco spine, uncut. Handcoloured illustrations by E. McKnight Kauffer. This is number 12 of only 35 copies, on T. H. Saunders mould-made paper, signed by the artist. £10

10. De La Mare (W.) Ding Dong Bell.  S. & Blount 1924, 8vo, orig. cl., d/w, first edition. £2 5s

11. Dickens: "A Christmas Carol," illustrated by RONALD SEARLE. Perpetua (1961). 4to, cl, coloured wrapper, new. Coloured end-papers & full-page coloured & black illus. by our leading caricaturist. £1

12. Dulac Illustrations. Gods & mortals in love, by H. R. Williamson. Country Life, n.d. 4to, orig. cloth. (1935). Nine full-page coulourplates by EDMUND DULAC. £2

13. Eastern Love edited by E. P. Mathers. Rodker, for subscribers 1927-1930. Twelve volumes, 8vo, pink leather spines, black cloth sides, an unusual gilt design on front covers, t.e.g., uncut. 1 of 1,000 copies. Handcoloured illustrations. An anthology from North Africa to Japan. The "Terminal Essays" are not the least important parts of this vast work. £25

14. Golden Cockerel Press. "Cockalorum...bibliography of the G.C. Press June 1943-Dec. 1948." 8vo, orig. cloth & d/w., numerous illus. from the respective books. £2

15. The Green Island, a novel by Gwyn Jones, wood-engravings by John Petts. Golden Cockerel Press 1946. (Cockalorum 169). Printed in green & black on mould-made paper. 1 of 400 copies in green & gray canvas. £2

16. Knox (Monsignor Ronald) A selection from the occasional sermons, edited by Evelyn Waugh. Dropmore Press 1949. 4to, orig. maroon buckram, d/w, t.e.g., uncut. 1 of 500 copies. Printed on a handpress from Perpetua 14-pt. type, on hand-made paper. Unopened: fine. £2

17. Marie Laurencin Illustrations. Katherine Mansfield "The Garden Party & other stories." Verona Press 1939 (printed at the Officina Bodoni in Verona, in Centaur type). Full-page coloured lithographs by Marie Laurencin. 1 of 1,200 numbered copies (with the publisher's small inserted note after the title-page). Large 8vo, orig. coloured cloth, d/w., as new. £6

18. The London Aphrodite, edited by Jack Lindsay & P. R. Stephensen. Fanfrolico Press 1928-9. The six large-8vo issues in orig. wrappers, fine copies. Contributors included Jack Lindsay, R. Nichols, Liam O'Flaherty, Powys Mathers, Philip Lindsay, P. R. Stephensen, T. Earp, S. Sitwell, T. F. Powys, Norman Lindsay, Capek, Elsa de Locre, P. Meadows, Aldous Huxley, Graham Hutton, Max Blore, Lawrence Powys, Sir Edward Marsh, B. Higgins, & others. Illustrated. £3

19. Mariette Lydis Illustrations. Henry James, "The turn of the screw." (Hand & Flower Press) 1940. 4to, vellum spine & corners, uncut. 1 of 200 numbered copies on Barcham Green hand-made paper, (the long colophon includes an interesting note: this very beautiful book was produced, though it now sounds incredible, during those critical months of July, August & September 1940, in the west of England). The illustrations by Mariette Lydis are as fine as anything she has done. £10

20. The Greek Portrait, an anthology of English verse translations from the Greek poets (Homer to Meleager) with the corresponding Greek text. Nonesuch Press 1934. Large 8vo, orig. white satin boards, uncut. Number 31 of 425 copies. Remarkable not only for the text & translations but for the three illustrations by MARIETTE  LYDIS. Edited by G. R. Hamilton £6

21. Marlowe (Christopher) "Edward the Second." The Aquila Press 1929. 4to, parchment boards, 1 of 500 numbered copies. Coloured heraldic shields. Reprinted (in a very smelly Kensington mews) from the 1594 edition of "The troublesome raigne & lamentable death of Edward the second." £3 10s

22. D'Horsay; or, the follies of the day. By a man of fashion (=John Mills, 1812-1873). Strange 1844. 8vo, finely bound in 3/4 crushed crimson morocco, t.e.g.  Twelve engravings, incl. portrait & title. See M. Sadleir "XIX Century Fiction" No. 1736a & his "Blessington-D'Orsay" page 283 onwards, for comments on this book, published during the lifetime of so many of the easily-recognisable characters: Grego published an edition in 1902, which gives a full key to the latter. £4

23. Nightingale (Madeleine) Mostly Moonshine. Oxford, Blackwell 1924. 8vo, orig. silvered boards. Woodcuts by C. T. Nightingale. £1

24. Nursery Rhymes (an essay by V. Sackville-West), Dropmore Press 1947. 4to, blue buckram gilt, new. Hand-printed on handmade paper in 16-pt. Bembo. Unopened. £2

25. Potter (Beatrix) "Wag-by-Wall." London & New York, Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd., (1944). One of one hundred copies of the FIRST EDITION (number 78). This little story was written by B.P. in the autumn of 1943 for publication in the Anniversary Number of The Horn Book (U.S.A.) May 1944; she died a few days before Christmas in 1943: this book is probably her last creative work. 12mo, orig. cloth, mint copy. £12

26. Rossetti (Christina, 1830-1894) Speaking Likenesses. Macmillan 1874. 8vo, orig. bue cloth, gilt design on front cover, g.e. First edition (her first book in prose). Charming full-page & smaller illustrations by Arthur Hughes. Shows much influence of Alice in Wonderland. £3 10s 

27. Rossetti (D. G.) The house of life. A. L. Humphreys 1912. 12mo, orig. stiff bds., boxed as issued: unopened. Illus. by Marillier. (As pretty as a Mosher Press book!) £2 10s

28. Voltaire. Candide, illustrated on every page by Rockwell Kent. New York, Literary Guild 1929. Large 8vo, blue cloth. Selected by the Lit. Guild as an example of exceptional designing (re-set by hand in Garamond type). £5

29. Voltaire. Candid or the optimist. Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York n.d. 8vo, orig. bds., buckram spine, boxed, new, fine, Illustrated by Fritz Kredel. £2 10s

30. Rex Whistler Illustrations. S. Harcourt-Smith, The Last of Uptake or The Estranged Sisters. Batsford, n.d. [1942]. 4to, orig. cl., Whistler's illustrations to this pretty tale, include two in colour. £3

31. De La Mare + Rex Whistler. Desert Islands & Robinson Crusoe, by Walter De la Mare, with decorations by Rex Whistler. London, Faber: N.Y., Fountain Press, 1930. Large 8vo, orig. green cloth gilt, uncut, boxed, 1 of 650 numbered copies, signed by the author. First Edition. £9

32. Wilde (O.) Lord Arthur Savile's crime, a study in duty. Rodale Press (1954). Large 8vo, parchment spine. Illus. by D. Braby. 1 of 1,000 copies.

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